Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Early Years Foundation Degree FdA

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Course summary

TEF Bronze

Kingston University has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.

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Reasons to choose Kingston – More than 99 per cent of students from this course are in employment or further study six months after graduating (DHLE 2016/17). – You can learn while you earn, combining a minimum of 16 hours’ workplace learning with part-time study at a local college. Once you complete the course you’ll have 240 academic credits. – Rather than written exams, you’ll be assessed through a variety of assignments. About this course This Sector-Endorsed Foundation Degree in Early Years (SEFDEY) approved course combines academic study with work-based learning. It is run in collaboration with partner colleges across London and Surrey. The course covers a wide range of critical and contemporary issues in the field of education and other related sectors. It explores international perspectives, child protection, communication theories and multi-professional practice. You’ll examine theoretical and practice-based knowledge to support approaches to working with children from birth to five years of age.

Course details


Foundation Year 1 Core: Personal and Professional Development through Reflective Practice. Child Development, Observation and Assessment. Child Protection and Ethical Practices of Working with Children. Foundation Year 1 Optional: Inclusive Education and Interprofessional Perspectives. Foundation Year 2 Core: Historical and International Perspectives of Early Years Education. Special Project. Foundation Year 2 Optional: Early Years Pedagogy and Practice. Effective Communication Skills.

Assessment method

Teaching includes lectures, work-based learning activities, presentations, tutorials, online learning, workshops and seminars. In addition you will be supported by a work-based professional advocate and tutors in your respective colleges. Progress is measured by assignments, demonstration of professional competence in work-based situations, and practical demonstrations that apply the knowledge you have gained. There are no written exams.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

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Early Years Foundation Degree FdA at Kingston University - UCAS